- Title: "Management of Mineral Resource Extraction in Hoa Binh Province – A Contribution to Sustainable Development in Vietnam" (MAREX)
- Run-time 9/2015-8/2018
- Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
- Funding program: FONA.de
Vietnam is a fast developing country with a strong economic growth. Mining is a sector of high importance as raw material extraction provides a basis for the processing industry, for energy supply, and for the construction sector. The share of mining industry is 11 % of the Vietnamese GDP (2011). However, like many other resources rich countries, Vietnam is currently experiencing a severe threat to its natural environment due to increasing mining activities.
Urbanization is the crucial driving force for the increasing demand of building material and related activities in extraction of stones, gravel and sand. According to assumptions, the urban population in Vietnam is expected to increase from approximately 30% in 2013 to more than 50% in 2025.
In this section you will get a summary of the MAREX project, as follows: